Sustenance of the synergy between the various arms of government has been identified as one of the the most vital ingredients for survival of our democracy and the life wire of any people-oriented government.
Majority Leader, of the Imo State House of Assembly and member representing Ikeduru Constituency, Amb. Uche Ogbuagu declared this during his visit to the Imo State Chief Judge, Her Lordship Justice Ijeoma Aguguo.
Ogbuagu visited her on Wednesday, 30th April, 2020 at the state high court complex Owerri in his quest to seek approval for the rebuilding of Ikeduru High Court Iho.
The lawmaker, who explained to the judiciary top notch the dilapidated nature of Ikeduru High Court which has been abandoned by previous administrations, lamented the suffering which litigants from the area face in prosecuting their cases in nearby courts.
Amb. Ogbuagu decried the pile-up of cases from the area hanging in other courts outside Ikeduru jurisdiction as unacceptable and delay of access to justice by his constituents.
He further stated that rebuilding the court is one of the most important projects close to his heart, which he promised the people during his electioneering period and as a man of his words, he would want the project realised as soon as possible.
On her part, the elated Chief Judge of the state thanked the Majority Leader for his desire to uplift Ikeduru and most especially the High Court. She described this as a welcome development and sign of good omen to the disposal of cases from the area.
Justice Aguguo, who explained her knowledge of Ikeduru having served in the area as a magistrate in the early 90’s, praised Ogbuagu for coming to the rescue of the judiciary, just as she handed over to him the prototype of approved court complexes in Imo State.
She prayed God to see the lawmaker through in the realization of this project and in his legislative duties.
Amb. Uche Ogbuagu was accompanied on the visit by an Ikeduru-born legal luminary and consultant to Uche Ogbuagu High Court Building Project, Dr Ken Uzoechi, as well as special assistants on projects in the office of the Majority Leader, Paul Ezihe and Anthony Osuji.
Work on the court project will begins later this month.